Definition of "filiate"
  1. It is the legal process of declaring a child as the offspring of a specific parent, especially a father
How to use "filiate" in a sentence
  1. The court ordered a DNA test to filiate the child to his biological father.
  2. In many states, the mother can filiate the child to the father without a paternity test if he has acknowledged paternity.
  3. The adoption agency had to officially filiate the child to his new parents before finalizing the adoption.

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